This post talks about Can You Outgrow Eczema! My kids have all had eczema. My two youngest still do. My oldest boy does a tiny bit on the tops of his hands, he ‘outgrew‘ his eczema. But I am still waiting for my two youngest to outgrow theirs. It is just terrible.
Can You Outgrow Eczema? Is it possible to just grow out of this skin condition? My kid’s pediatrician says you can. Of course, I had to research it too. My oldest son outgrew his, for the most part, so is it possible to outgrow eczema completely? Here is a great article about outgrowing eczema (or not?).
Can You Outgrow Eczema?
I have read so many things saying that there are not enough studies done on this and that when you grow up, your eczema will just turn into adult eczema, sigh. My poor babies! I certainly hope that my two youngest will outgrow their eczema, but it is looking grim.
All of my kids developed their eczema around the same age, 3-4 months old. Since then, it has been a VERY uncomfortable ride. I have been to the doctor millions of times, being referred to the dermatologist too.
Each time, I was always told the same thing, it is eczema, your kids might or might not outgrow it, and here is a tube of steroid cream to get it under control. UGH. Very frustrating!!
My kids had it SO bad on the tops of their little feet, behind their knees, on their thighs, neck, behind ears, scalp, tops of hands and wrists, etc. You name it, they had eczema there. It literally brings tears to my eyes, how pitiful and itchy they were and my two youngest STILL are. So upsetting.
So, when I come across companies that are more natural and have products that say help with eczema, of course, I research them and look into them. That is what I do. I research SO much for my babies to help them as much as I can.
A company I came across grabbed my attention because not only did they have more natural products but they also had a VERY informative blog and Facebook page. I have learned SO much from reading their blog, ‘It’s An Itchy Little World‘. So much good info and resources. Their company? The Eczema Company, of course!
The Eczema Company was kind enough to ask me questions about my kid’s skin and then direct me and introduce me to some products that they felt would benefit my kid’s skin. I was so thankful that they took the guesswork out of me ordering things. It was a breath of fresh air!
I was sent the following items for my kids:
1. Organic Manuka Skin Soothing Cream by YoRo Naturals. This is a thick skin cream and it moisturizes even the dryest of skin. The Organic New Zealand Manuka honey is combined with organic tree nut-free oils and beeswax to create this gentle, nourishing manuka honey eczema product that will not burn or sting the skin.
Their “manuka cream” is a surprisingly soft and creamy oil-based balm, rather than true water-based cream that’s excellent for soothing and calming irritated skin. Retails for $24.95.
My Thoughts On The Manuka Skin Soothing Cream.
This is very thick and creamy. It has a ‘shea butter‘ scent. It goes on really thick, so you really don’t need that much as it will go a long way. I put this on my youngest son’s neck, face, and around his scalp.
I am so thankful that this does not hurt or sting his flaky, dry skin. It really moisturizes his skin and helps make his dry skin heal and look healthy again. I am also thankful I don’t have to use that dang steroid cream on his little neck (never on his face).
2.Emily Skin Soothers – Natural Body Wash for Eczema with Chinese Herbs. This super-fatted liquid soap by Emily Skin Soothers provides an extra moisturizing, silky soft bathing experience and is gentle for babies, but effective for adults. Won’t strip or dry out the skin. Use this natural body wash for eczema from head to toe!
This liquid soap also works as a shampoo for eczema of the scalp or seborrheic dermatitis, but be careful around the eyes. Since this is a truly natural product, no “tear-free” chemicals have been added. Soothes dry, sensitive skin, eczema, and psoriasis. Retails for $14.99.
My Thoughts On Emily Skin Soothers Body Wash.
This stuff is very sudsy when you use it! It is moisturizing too. I used this on my youngest son’s hair and body. He only mentioned one time that it was hurting his neck so I washed it off of his neck right away, but other than that, no complaints from my little one. I have sensitive skin too, so I used this too.
3.WrapESoothe Suit – Wet Wrap Treatment for Eczema in Children. The WrapESoothe™ Suit by AD Rescue wear was carefully designed as a wet wrap treatment for eczema in children. This suit makes it a snap to dress your baby or child for dry or wet wrapping. Regular cotton garments can become stiff, baggy, and uncomfortable to put on wet.
The WrapESoothe™ Suit is made with flat seams and soft, stretchy fabric, making it easy to wet wrap your child and in turn, heal and soothe itchy skin. The fabric stays soft and remains close to your child’s skin, making the suit a more comfortable and effective treatment for eczema in children and babies. Retails for $109.95.
My Thoughts On The WrapESoothe Suit.
I had NEVER heard of these before now. I never knew about ‘wet wrapping‘ either. It really intrigued me and so I gave it a shot with my littlest one. With this suit, you can wet or dry wrap your child. It is a very thin material and it is clingy to my son’s skin.
I have my youngest wear this at night. The mittens on the hands can be pulled out and used or just folded back so your child can have free hands. At night, it is VERY nice to have those mittens on my son as he scratches and itches sometimes, ALL night long! Ugh.
So the mittens are so nice to have on this suit. I tried the wet wrap with my son, but he is SO picky he could not stand a wet outfit on, so he tore it off, sigh. But, he will wear this dry and I cake his body with an eczema cream. It really helps seal the moisture into his skin.
4.Eczema Ointment – Remedy for Itchy Skin. This unique eczema ointment was created by Dr. Steven Wang and Dr. Gui Wang, a father-son team, and combines the best of traditional Eastern and conventional Western medicine.
Chinese herbs are blended with ceramides to create this immediate remedy for itchy skin, eczema, atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and topical steroid withdrawal syndrome. Retails for $32.99.
My Thoughts On The Eczema Ointment…
This stuff is purple! I was not expecting that! It has sort of a medicinal scent. When I put it on my son’s hands, it was purple but when you rub it into the skin and the purple disappears, you can stop.
When the purple is rubbed in, that is what you want because then you know it is all absorbed into your skin. I could not use this on my son’s more ‘severe eczema‘ areas only because it was too powerful for those areas of his skin. But, this is great for rough, and really dry skin. It helps to smooth out those rough and red areas nicely.
You can purchase products from The Eczema Company online at http://www.eczemacompany.com/.
Check Out Their Blog!
The Eczema Company has a very informative blog! Check out It’s An Itchy Little World!
Rajee Pandi says
Me and my son have eczema
Richard Hicks says
Our neighbors little boy has it
Buddy Garrett says
I know several people who have Eczema.
laurie murley says
yes me and my mom both have it
Vikki Billings says
yes I do, my mom has eczema.
I do, it is quite difficult to manage sometimes
My daughter has it.
Jennifer H. says
I have it and I get it every year.
Jerry Marquardt says
I have never had it, but my cousin gets it seasonally, so she could use help from The Eczema Company
Lisa L says
Yes, both my kids have eczema. =(
Hesper Fry says
My daughter has eczema.
lea c. says
My nephew has eczema mostly on his legs and back.
Dana Matthews says
I have both Eczema and Psoriatic Arthritis. It is a daily struggle to keep my skin so I can live in it.
Kathy Pease says
My daughter has eczema on and off
Stephanie LaPlante says
I’m the one with eczema in my household.
I have eczema on my neck and arms
Dana Beeman says
My boyfriend has eczema, and I’d love to win this for him.
Martin Keating says
Yes my wife has eczema
Angela Newsome says
My youngest daughter has eczema outbreaks.
Oh, what a heavy load as a Mom to see your kids suffer so. I have had eczema since I was 4, I’m now 53. I thought I had outgrown it for good, but sadly had a 2 yr bout that finally ended only to return to return again in ’09. I am always researching, hoping to eventually blog more about it all. Blessings to you!
Meghan Finley says
I have it. It’s such a pain!
LeAnn H says
My son has eczema.
Kaitlin Mark says
My fiance and I both have eczema. :/
Shelley Butcher says
My youngest daughter has really bad eczema.
shirley wallace says
I have suffered with eczema for 37 years, would love to try this…
Maryann D. says
I husband has a lot of eczema and my son has some eczema.
lissa crane says
My daughters both have it and the winter months are brutal for them! We have tried so many things, even those recommended by Dr.’s and nothing seems to work to clear it up completely!
Michelle Richardson says
Yes! My niece does!
My daughter and I both suffer from eczema.
I have eczema on my arms and legs
Amy Lovell says
Both my daughter and I get exzema real bad
One of my nephews has eczema. It is so painful
Yes, a few of my family members have it.
Sharon Rooney says
My niece has eczema,she has had it since she was a baby.
Dandi D says
My son has had really bad eczema since he was a baby.
myself and my daughters both have it
Susan Hartman says
My 3 year old grandson has eczema. The 1st 2 years were horrible. It seems better this year or my daughter is getting better at keeping ahead of it. Hope he ourgrows it.
Ashley M says
My son has eczema! It hasn’t flared up in quite a while but it was terrible when he was younger!
Jen R says
Yes, all three of my children suffer from some degree of eczema with my daughter’s being the worst.
Trisha Burgess says
My two year old son has it so bad on the back of his legs! In the summer it gets super bad!
Cynthia Mercado says
My son has eczema
Patricia Mingozzi says
My oldest son has eczema on his hands and arms.
2 of my kids have eczema.
meghan nyholt says
I get it on my eyelids. I put glaxal base on my face and it goes away, but keeps coming back. Its awful when I have it I can’t wear makeup.
shirley p says
I have eczema on my arms and legs
Lisa V. says
Yes, I get eczema sometimes in the winter.
Wendy R. says
I have eczema on my scalp. It was really bad when I was growing up. My children have it too.
Lesley F says
My son has eczema
My sister has it very badly on her hands. Thanks so much for the chances to win.
I’ve had Eczema all of my life. When my daughter was born it wasn’t long before we found out she had it too. She’s three now and I’d say she has a moderate case. I’ve seen horrid cases where children are hospitalized and she doesn’t have it that bad, but she has it all over her hands, fingers and anywhere that bends (back of elbows and knees). I hate to watch her itch and get red. It is not fun to watch your children suffer.
vickie couturier says
yes i have a close family member that has eczema
Judith R. says
My nephew has eczema. He visits the Dead Sea at least four times a year.
Calvin F. says
I have a little be light eczema on my hand, just a small spot. I also do know some people who have eczema.
My son gets eczema on his hands.
My son has eczema on his legs
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elizabeth miller says
My daughter is now 11 and has suffered with eczema since she was a baby. It is always worse in the winter especially with the dry heat blowing in the schools. During holiday breaks, just as we get it to improve she goes back to school and it gets worse. What is really bad is when it goes down the back of her buttocks and her back upper thighs and it makes it really uncompfortable for her to sit in the desks all day.
I have eczema and seborrheic dermatitis.
My son has chronic eczema and I have eczema that flairs up under stress.
Daniela Plume says
my daughter suffers from eczema
Yes, my grandmother.
Amanda Alvarado says
My daughter and I both have eczema!
Victoria Scott says
I get stress eczema on my hands. I inherited it from my mother, who gets it on her hands and feet.
Cheryl Chervitz says
I have a spot on one of my knees. Also on the top of my hands and my forearm.
Christine Labelle says
My son is 16 and has battled with eczema since he was 2. It was horrible when he was younger. We woke up one morning and his room was covered in blood from scratching all night. We found a cream a long time ago that worked great, but they stopped making it. ? Now that he is older it is more controlled.
janet woodling says
I have eczema.
I have 2 little granddaughters with eczema.
Jeanne Coulombe says
I have eczema and psoriasis and it’s no joke it can be very painful at times my skin is raw and have tried everything. I feel so bad for children that have it poor babies ?
Darlene Carbajal says
No one I know has eczema, but having these products are great.
Yes, our skin could use their helpful products.
Sheila K. says
I have dyshidrotic eczema, which affects only the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. The skin on the soles of my feet blisters and then peels off, leaving cracks and raw skin. Sometimes it is very painful to walk, so I am always looking for creams and lotions to soothe the skin.
Marcie W. says
Both my younger daughter and I suffer from eczema outbreaks.
Cynthia C says
My niece has eczema on her back.